This guy was near the walkway across from the first visitors parking lot one afternoon at DeKorte last week, totally oblivious of humans. Just wanted to help cut the grass, apparently.
Muskrats were once a prime target for trappers in the Meadowlands. We will post some of their stories on our upcoming oral history blog.
More on Muskrats in this region here.
For a look at an old newspaper clipping about Muskrat hunting in the Meadowlands, click immediately below.
Muskrats get little attention overall, I wonder why.
Very cool and educational attachment regarding muskrats.